February 1, 2009
Anyone who has ever shopped for real estate knows the golden rule: location, location, location. So when Principal-in-Charge Doug Austin and Senior Designer and Associate Pablo Collin of AVRP Studios Inc., San Diego, began the initial design for Sapphire Towers, a luxury high-rise condominium located along downtown San Diego’s waterfront, their vision was clear.
Glass and steel floating sales office makes waves
November 24, 2008
The design team at Lazzara Yachts in Tampa prides itself on developing innovative crafts for their customers. The team continued in that out-of-the-box spirit while designing the company’s new sales office—a 3,800 square foot glass, steel and fiberglass barge.
Columbia Center glazing changes the face of Washington, D.C.
October 4, 2008
It could be said that Columbia Center, Hickok Cole Architects' latest office building in Washington, D.C., brought glass curtain wall into the central business district of the staid marble and precast-concrete of our nation's capital.
July 22, 2008
Skylights enhance museum renovation, Pyramid House, and new airport terminal.
Dip Tech brings digital drop-on-demand print on glass
April 1, 2008
Residents of Hamburg, Germany, ride in style when they visit one of their local administrative buildings. The building’s elevator was enclosed in printed glass as part of a recent renovation. The end result was a joint effort of the creative vision of Bernd Hoffmann, principal designer, Hoffmann Glas-Technik-Design, Hildesheim, Germany, the glass production expertise of Interpane-Sicherheitsglas...
Cable net application grows in intelligent glazing
December 1, 2007
Her face looks on gracefully from a statue in the square, soon to be an icon of a renovation. Chosen for her calm, romantic qualities, her profile will be magnified on the prominent façade of the Fifth Third Bank building at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. A glass cable net will give the building a distinctive look while meshing easily with the rest of the square structures....
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens makes efficiency a priority during massive renovations
November 1, 2007
Nothing seems greener in an urban setting than a garden conservatory—an indoor space dedicated to growing countless varieties of plants, acting as a natural haven for visitors. And often nothing is greener, as long as green doesn’t refer to energy efficiency. Greenhouses by nature are poor energy performers, says Jim Smith, head of Montgomery Smith Inc. in Burlington, Ky....
June 1, 2007
Dazzling NumbersContract glaziers’ gross sales dim last year’s numbersIn October 2006, the Dow Jones industrial average passed 12,000 for the first time. Seven months later, it’s been closing consistently at more than 13,000. Contract glazing companies in the United States also have been putting up impressive numbers. Of the 34 companies returning to the chart of leading U.S....
Suspended glass offers aesthetics, advantages
May 1, 2007
Floating limitlessly above heads, the glass seems to extend past its steel perimeter. It glows in the light and shields passers-by from nature’s elements. This innovative approach to canopies is quickly catching the attention of architects worldwide. Glass has become one of the architectural designer’s “go to” tools for accomplishing artistic expression. When a building...
Architects prefer transparent look
April 1, 2007
As popularity of translucence and see-through structures grow, architects use more and more glass in commercial buildings. Today’s federal buildings, newspaper offices, skyscrapers and bridges, all feature beautiful and striking glazing. Even extreme weather conditions or fear of terrorist attacks cannot keep architects from cladding buildings in glass.In the following article, glazed...